Plot twists would seem over-the-top zany if Michigan Legislature-related news this week were a fictional drama.
The latest turn: A positive Covid test for presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani is announced Sunday afternoon by his patron-in-chief in typical style:
.@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2020
Six hours later, the infected attorney posts his status:
Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 7, 2020
I’m getting great care and feeling good.
Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.
Multiple reports said that Giuliani checked into Georgetown University Medical Center on Sunday.
It's the latest sequel to GOP-staged hearings in Lansing where the Trump election conspiracy defender spoke unmasked and asked a Republican volunteer challenger from Detroit to remove hers. She declined.
"He may have exposed members and staff while spewing lies and vitriol," says Rep. Chris Greig, D-Farmington Hills, according to The Detroit News.
"He puts others at risk to peddle conspiracy theories. I hope he recovers, but also that this is a wake-up call and reality check.
"COVID is real and is a threat to all Americans and we should all be fighting that enemy, not festering fears in our democracy."
The 76-year-old former New York mayor also mingled without a face covering as he posted for souvenir photos and spoke with Republican hosts at the Senate on Tuesday and House on Wednesday. "Before the committee hearing Wednesday," Craig Mauger posts at The News, "Giuliani sat next to Laura Cox, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, for a legal briefing. Neither Giuliani nor Cox wore masks."
So in addition to spreading misinformation and feeding irresistable material to "Saturday Night Live," Giuliani's two-day capital visit also may have spread infection -- as Democratic representative from Brownstown Township suggests:
Not only was the Rudy show dangerous to our democracy, but it also was a threat to our health.— Darrin Camilleri (@darrincamilleri) December 6, 2020
We knew it was a bad idea, but my Republican colleagues in the state legislature pushed on anyway -- endangering all of us in that hearing room and the capitol.
Time to get tested. https://t.co/Q8E6N55nFD